How to learn Autodesk Smoke for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Autodesk Smoke is a timeline based NLE (Non-linear editing) software, it’s fitted with a huge collection of video effects tools.  It’s widely used in the movies and Broadcasting, it’s used to create many of the content on YouTube, TV shows and movies. There are are many alternatives for Autodesk Smoke, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut…

How to Learn CorelDRAW for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

CorelDRAW is a vector graphics creation and editing suite, it’s used in color balancing, contrast adjustment, special effects (e.g. image borders, blurring, etc.) , and it’s capable of working with multiple layers and multiple page. There are many alternatives for CorelDRAW; Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape are two of the major competitors. Learning CorelDRAW is essential…

How to Learn Sony Vegas for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Sony Vegas is non-linear video editing system software (non-linear editing means creating a non-destructive editing for the source material). Sony Vegas was initially developed as an audio editor; it’s finally developed into a NLE for video and audio. Sony Vegas allows real-time multi-track video and audio editing on resolution-independent video sequencing, unlimited tracks, complex effects…

How to Learn KeyShot for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

KeyShot is a 3D rendering, animation, illumination and retracing software, it’s available for both Mac and Windows operating systems. There are many alternatives for keyShot; Vray, PhotoView 360 and Maxwell Render are some of the most commonly used alternatives. What sets KeyShot apart from the competition is its ease of use, easily integrated to major…

How to Learn ZBrush for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

ZBrush is a digital sculpting, painting, modeling and texturing software. It’s capable of creating high-resolution models that are used throughout the movie and games industry. ZBrush is used by major studios worldwide like; Epic Games, BioWare, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Crytek, SEGA, Naughty Dog, Namco, Midway, Sony Online Entertainment, Turbine, Cryptic Studios, NCSoft, Funcom.…

How to Learn Autodesk Mudbox for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Autodesk Mudbox is a 3D digital sculpting, texturing and painting software, Mudbox is considered as a retopology tool. Retopology presents the surface properties of a 3D model (e.g. is the surface made of triangles, quads, n-gons or all of them? how many polygons make up the surface of the model?  The polygon count of the…

How to Learn Modo for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Modo is a 3D modeling, rendering, sculpting, texturing, painting and animation software, it’s available for most platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac). Modo is widely respected and used in the games development, TV and movies industry. It was used in the creation of many games like; Borderlands 2, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Test Drive…

How to Learn Houdini for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Houdini is a 3D modeling, animation, compositing and texturing software. It’s used throughout the movie and games industry, it’s used in the creation of many movies like; Chicken Little, Frozen, Rio, Toy Story 3 and Battle:LA. It was also used in the reaction of many games like; Halo 4 Spartan Ops, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception,…